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[lep-ruh s] /ˈlɛp rəs/

Pathology. affected with .
of or resembling .
Botany, Zoology. covered with scales.
having leprosy
relating to or resembling leprosy
(biology) a less common word for leprose

early 13c., leprus, from Old French lepros (Modern French lépreux), from Late Latin leprosus, from Latin lepra “leprosy” (see leper).


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